America's Vancouver: Love It Or Leave It.

Vancouver Mayor Royce Pollard walked up to the podium at City Club's Friday Forum this afternoon, fiddling with something in his hands, the crowd silent, waiting for him to speak. "The Cold War is over, let the duct-tape wars begin," Pollard quipped, unfurling a length of tape and fastening it to the carpet of the Governor Hotel's ballroom. 'War' might be the right word for Pollard's unique ...   More
Friday, June 22, 2007 Paul Leonard

Mercy Corps: The Next Noah

As drizzling rain stained a summer afternoon today in Portland, torrential rains flooded central Sudan. Mercy Corps' senior program officer, Cathy Bergman of Portland, is visiting Sudan as part of the humanitarian agency's mission to bring relief to an area that United Nations reports has lost 30,000 homes and 64 lives to the flood. The floods ravage central Sudan each year but are particularly ...   More
Wednesday, August 8, 2007 Rachel Schiff

Sept 11 General Strike Protesting Everything in General

A nameless grassroots movement has announced plans to protest everything, everywhere in a general strike this Sept 11. Flyers for the movement command Americans to hit the streets and forgo work, school, and shopping to protest the Iraq war, election fraud, civil-rights abuses, corporate media, military profiteering, the "9-11 Cover-up," and pretty much everything else. The website, which ...   More
Monday, August 13, 2007 Rachel Schiff

CALLAHAN EXPLAINED! Delving Deep into This Week's Cartoon

Once more, WW has invited locals to attempt to explain the curious works of our resident cartoonist, John Callahan. This week, readers were lucky to encounter a more straight-forward morsel from Callahan, a play on a Viagra commercial. But what appears to be a simple parody can sometimes be just the tip of the cold, phallic Callahan-berg. The strange, dark comics of Callahan have stained WW's ...   More
Thursday, August 16, 2007 Rachel Schiff

I will name him TRIMETron.

Ready, set, go! Last week, TriMet announced a contest to nickname the new Washington County Commuter Rail. No submissions have been received yet, but TriMet spokeswoman Peggy LaPoint expects "quite a few submissions" before the Oct. 1 deadline. "It's like naming animals at the zoo. The community likes to get involved," says LaPoint. Nevertheless, the community has been timid in nicknaming the ...   More
Monday, August 20, 2007 Rachel Schiff

CORRECTION: Don't Spam the Opera

We screwed up! In today's Scoop about missing merchandise at Portland performances of Monty Python's Spamalot, we wrote, "Those of you hoping to pick up a can of collector's-edition Golden Honey Grail Spam at the Broadway cash cow Monty Python's Spamalot this week at Keller Auditorium will have to do without. Although the touring production posted want ads on Craigslist for “bunny slipper ...   More
Wednesday, August 29, 2007 BEN WATERHOUSE

Y'r Soakin' In It! MFNW scrubs itself clean at Kiehl's kick-off

MusicFestNW kicked off the whole weekend of rock and rolling through the city with a sweet little VIP event at Kiehl's. DJ Rev. Shines spun the tunes while patrons nibbled on bites from Papa Haydn's (and this guy) and sipped on vino from Virgin (yes they have a wine label too). That is, when they weren't rubbing their mugs with all sort of cool cleaners from the always cool Kiehl's. Nothing like ...   More
Thursday, September 6, 2007 Byron Beck

UPDATE: JUICY SUITS: The Other Side To The Cop-Lawsuit Story

After Juicy Suits posted Tuesday about a Portland police officer suing a guy he arrested, the suspect's family piled into the online comments section saying there are two sides to the story. We finally made contact Wednesday morning with Brian Alvarez, the man being sued by Officer Aaron Schmautz, son of Sgt. Brian Schmautz, the Portland Police Bureau's media spokesman. Aaron Schmautz's lawsuit ...   More
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 JAMES PITKIN

Breaking: Executive Director of Cascade AIDS Project to Step Down

How do you follow up helping to raise over $600,000 in one night for a worthwhile agency you just so happen to lead? Well, if you're the executive director of Cascade AIDS Project, you do it by looking for a new job. For the last two years Jean Ann Van Krevelen has been the Executive Director for Cascade AIDS Project, the oldest and largest community-based provider of HIV services, housing, ...   More
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 Byron Beck


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